Rosalie Favell’s FACING the CAMERA Exhibit Inspires

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:00am

The Indigenous Visual Culture program’s Nigig Artist-in-Residence Rosalie Favell presented a curated selection of images made during her residency at OCAD University’s Ada Slaight Gallery (Oct. 3-7, 2016). The new portraits, generously donated to OCAD U by Favell, feature Indigenous arts and culture professionals who participated in three OCAD U/Toronto FACING the CAMERA portrait sessions.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Favell is a photo-based artist who draws inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage.  She uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. While speaking at a reception that took place during the exhibition, Favell noted that she “insists on using positive images only,” for the series.  

FACING the CAMERA is an ever-growing national and international visual document of the Indigenous arts community.  Using the portrait session as a performance space, Favell encourages individuals to express personal experience and history with the context of tradition and communal values.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency is a program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a four-week period to focus on a short-term project. The visiting artist engages with students and faculty through mentorship, critique, lecture and public workshops.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:00am

The Indigenous Visual Culture program’s Nigig Artist-in-Residence Rosalie Favell presented a curated selection of images made during her residency at OCAD University’s Ada Slaight Gallery (Oct. 3-7, 2016). The new portraits, generously donated to OCAD U by Favell, feature Indigenous arts and culture professionals who participated in three OCAD U/Toronto FACING the CAMERA portrait sessions.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Favell is a photo-based artist who draws inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage.  She uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. While speaking at a reception that took place during the exhibition, Favell noted that she “insists on using positive images only,” for the series.  

FACING the CAMERA is an ever-growing national and international visual document of the Indigenous arts community.  Using the portrait session as a performance space, Favell encourages individuals to express personal experience and history with the context of tradition and communal values.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency is a program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a four-week period to focus on a short-term project. The visiting artist engages with students and faculty through mentorship, critique, lecture and public workshops.